Emily Bett Rickards, Arrow’s Felicity Smoak, dressed as Sailor Moon for Halloween

Emily Bett Rickards dressed as Sailor Moon

Universes collided last night as Emily Bett Rickards, who plays the Arrow’s tech savvy lover Felicity Smoak in the CW’s Arrow, donned a Sailor Moon costume for a Halloween party. Complicating things further we have a photo of DC Universe character Felicity Smoak dressed as Sailor Moon posing next to Chloe Bennet who plays Skye aka Daisy aka Quake in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Was this crossover authorized?

Emily Bett Rickards dressed as Sailor Moon, Chloe Bennet dressed as grocery bag

Oh yes, and Colton Haynes, who played Roy the Red Arrow in the series, was dressed as Ursula from The Little Mermaid.

Emily Bett Rickards dressed as Sailor Moon, Coulton Haynes dressed as Ursula

Who knew Emily Bett Rickards was a Sailor Moon fan? People who were paying attention did! About 2 years ago she posted a clip to Instagram showing that she was watching Sailor Moon “Thursday from now on ever”. I am unable to verify if she carried through with this promise!

Emily Bett Rickards getting dressed as Sailor Moon

Emily Bett Rickards dressed as Sailor Moon with friends

Source: emilybett on Instagram, chloebennet on Instagram, fantasesay on Instagram, coltonlhaynes on Instagram

Susan Roman, the voice of Sailor Jupiter, joins the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration September 27th

Susan Roman, the voice of Sailor Jupiter, to appear at the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration

Yet another voice actor has joined the growing list that will be attending the Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration in only 2 weeks on September 27th. Susan Roman, the voice of Sailor Jupiter for the entire series in the original English dub of Sailor Moon, will be joining the previously announced guests at the convention. We previously reported that this one day convention at the Ontario Science Centre would also include Roland Parliament, voice director of the first 65 episodes and the voice of Melvin, Ron Rubin, the voice of Artemis, and Jill Frappier, the voice of Luna.

Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration

Ammie Cosplay was also recently added to the guest list. Fans are encouraged to wear Sailor Moon cosplay at this event! Tickets to the convention are only $12, $14 including a special collectible bracelet. The bracelets are branded as Sailor Moon Day International as the event was originally going to to take place on Sailor Moon Day 2015. A lot is planned for this events including a number of panels, some of which I will be participating in. I’m coming all the way from the distant land of Gatineau. Surely you can make it out as well! For more details check out Moon Chase! and the Facebook page for the event.

Sailor Moon episode 31 - Sailor Jupiter looks at Sailor Mercury's butt

Today is International Sailor Moon Day. Is your city doing anything to celebrate?

Chihuahuas in Sailor Moon costumes - Sailor Chibi Moon

Today, August 15th 2015, is International Sailor Moon Day. This event is not confined to any single city as many cities around the world are celebrating small Sailor Moon gatherings in their own cities. Check out the Sailor Moon Day web site or Facebook page to see if your city has anything planned. Put your best costume on and head out to have some fun with other fans.

Chihuahua dressed as Sailor Moon

Here’s a list of cities involved from the official Sailor Moon Day site.

United States of America:
Austin, TX @ The Highball
Boardman, OH @ Boardman Township Park
Bossier City, LA @ 2nd & Charles
Boston, MA @ Boston Common Dome
Chicago, IL @ Geek Bar Beta
Columbus, OH @ Matsuricon
Houston, TX @ Crowne Plaza Northwest-Brookhollow
Huntsville, AL @ Bridge Street Town Center
Kalamazoo, MI @ Chocolatea
Kansas City, MO @ Nelson Atkins Sculpture Garden
Los Angeles, CA @ Weller Court, Little Tokyo
Minneapolis, MN @ Level Up Games
Mobile, AL @ Gamers N’ Geeks
Nashville‬, TN @ Red Caboose Park
New York City, NY @ Grace & St Paul’s Church
NYC – After Party! 21+
Orlando, FL @ Anime Festival Orlando
Philadelphia, PA @ Rittenhouse Park
Phoenix, AZ @ Barnes & Nobles Cafe
Pittsburgh, PA @ Victory Pointe Arcade
Portland, OR @ Taborspace
Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Blank Slate
San Antonio, TX @ Ooples Anime
San Francisco, CA @ Golden Gate Park
Seattle, WA @ Loyal Heights Community Center
Syracuse, NY @ Manlius Library
Tallahassee, FL @ Japanica Steakhouse & Sushi
Washington, DC @ National Mall

Antarctica:
Ross Island

Argentina:
Buenos Aires @ Centro Cultural Adan Buenosayres
Córdoba @ Paseo Sobremonte
Salta @ Pro Cultura

Australia: ‎
Adelaide @ Adelaide Botanic Garden
Hobart @ St. David’s Park
Melbourne @ Fitzroy Gardens
After Party!
Perth, Australia @Lottery West Childrens Playground Kings Park

Brazil:
São Paulo @ Água Branca Park

Canada:
Edmonton, Alberta @ Happy Harbor Comics
Ottawa, Ontario @ Dow’s Lake Peninsula
Toronto, Ontario @
Picnic @ Toronto Islands’ Olympic Islands
Ontario Science Centre *ISMD Follow up on Sept 26th
Vancouver, British Columbia @ Anime Revolution Convention
Winnipeg, Manitoba @ The Forks Market

Chile:
Santiago @ Facultad de Educación Universidad Central

Colombia:
Bogotá @ Orenji Maid Cafe

Mexico:
Guadalajara @ FrikiPlaza
Mexico City @ Plaza Pikashop

Peru:
Lima @ Centro Comercial Arenales

Spain:
Almeria @ Eltallerde Mazuni‬
Barcelona @ Parc de la Ciutadella Barcelona
Vigo, Galicia @ CVC de Valladares

United Kingdom:
London @ St.James Park

I’ll be traveling today and since there isn’t a Trois Rivières Sailor Moon Day event I won’t be able to join in but I hope everyone has a great time in their own city!

Photo credit: mayama_ya

Sailor Moon cosplay for Halloween

Sailor Mars and Tuxedo Mask

It’s Halloween weekend and this year I put together a Tuxedo Mask costume modelled after his new costume from Sailor Moon Crystal while my girlfriend dressed up as Sailor Mars. The Tuxedo Mask costume is mostly made from scratch and with modified second hand clothing though a normal suit is used as the base. The Sailor Mars costume is pre made though some modifications were done to make it reflect Sailor Moon Crystal designs. If you made a costume of a Sailor Moon character for this year’s Halloween let us know about it in the comments on the blog, Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr.

Adam as Tuxedo Mask

While I realize the coupling of Sailor Mars and Tuxedo Mask is not canon in Sailor Moon Crystal this relationship is legit in the first season of the original Sailor Moon anime prior to Sailor Moon stealing Tuxedo Mask from Sailor Mars due to pesky destiny. I’ll never stop shipping these two.

Véronique as Sailor Mars and Luna as Batgirl

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Jessica Nigri, Gladzy Kei, Andy Rae, Vicky Lau and Jessica Roh are cosplaying as armoured Sailor Guardians at Edmonton Expo this weekend

Gladzy Kei as Sailor Mercury, Andy Rae as Sailor Jupiter, Jessica Nigri as Sailor Mars, Vicky Lau as Sailor Chibi Moon and Jessica Roh as Sailor Venus

This weekend at the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo a number of cosplayers appeared as armoured Sailor Guardians. In this photo which was posted to Jessica Nigri’s Facebook Page we can see Gladzy Kei as Sailor Mercury, Andy Rae as Sailor Jupiter, Jessica Nigri as Sailor Mars, Vicky Lau as Sailor Chibi Moon and Jessica Roh as Sailor Venus. The costumes were designed by Gladzy Kei.

Rino Romano as Tuxedo Mask

Also appearing at the convention this weekend is Rino Romano, the first voice of Tuxedo Mask from the DiC English dub of Sailor Moon.

AKB48’s Haruna Kojima posing in Peach John’s new Sailor Moon lingerie and dresses

AKB48's Haruna Kojima posing in Sailor Moon x Peach John lingerie and Pyjamas

We recently posted about the new lingerie and dresses from Peach John but all we had to share were boring pictures of the outfits. “What would these look like if they were worn by me”, asked our readers, most of whom are Japanese pop stars. Well good news! You’ll look like this new image which was posted to the official Sailor Moon site.

The model wearing these four items is AKB48 star Haruna Kojima. AKB48 is a Japanese pop band comprised of 48 members. She has been a member since the beginning. The outfits worn in the photos are the Saior Moon lingerie, the Princess Serenity dress, the Black Lady dress and Usagi’s school uniform.

For more about Haruna Kojima follow her in Instagram or Twitter.

Otakon to feature six voice actors from the old and new Sailor Moon dubs August 8th to the 10th

Usagi and Minako as Sailor Moon

Two Sailor Moons at one convention? There’s a ton going on at Otakon 2014 from August 8th to the 10th including voice actors from the original and new Sailor Moon dub and a special presentation and exclusive collectibles from Viz. Voice actors from Viz’s new Sailor Moon dub include Stephanie Sheh, the voice of Sailor Moon and Robbie Daymond, the voice of Tuxedo. From the original DIC and Cloverway Sailor Moon dub we have Linda Ballantyne, the 3rd voice of Sailor Moon, Katie Griffin, the voice of Sailor Mars, and John Stocker, voice director for Sailor Moon S and SuperS as well as all three movies.

Usagi and Minako as Sailor Moon

Viz and Otakon are organizing Sailor Moon Saturday, similar to Sailor Moon Day at Anime Expo. The morning will start out with a large gathering of Cosplayers, trying to break their record set earlier this month at Anime Expo. The afternoon will include a screening of Viz’s new Sailor Moon dub, including two episodes that were not previously seen, followed by a Q&A and autograph session with Stephanie Sheh and Robbie Daymond. That evening the first two episodes of the new Sailor Moon anime Sailor Moon Crystal will be shown. Viz will have a poster, a coin and a t-shirt exclusive to Otakon.

Otakon exclusive Sailor Moon coins

The Sailor Moon cosplaying Chihuahuas have new costumes!

Chihuahuas in Sailor Moon costumes - Sailor Pluto, Sailor Saturn, Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune

A few month ago we posted some photos of some chihuahuas cosplaying as characters from Sailor Moon. Instagram user mayama_ya has made more costumes for her dogs as can be seen in these new photos! The new outfits are Sailor Neptune, Sailor Uranus, Sailor Pluto and Sailor Saturn, the Sailor Guardians from the outer solar system. Watch this video of the dogs on their new costumes.

Chihuahuas in Sailor Moon costumes - Sailor Pluto, Sailor Saturn, Sailor Neptune, Sailor Uranus costumes

Since our last update there were a lot more photos added to her Instragram account including photos of one of her dogs dressed as Sailor Chibi Moon. Check out a few of those photos below.

Chihuahuas in Sailor Moon costumes - Sailor Chibi Moon

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Jennifer Cihi joins Viz and the cast of Sailor Moon for Sailor Moon Day at Anime Expo July 5th

Anime Expo Logo

An announcement on the Anime Expo web site tells us that Jennifer Cihi, the singer who performed many of the songs for the English dub of Sailor Moon, will be performing at the convention in Los Angeles July 3rd to the 6th. Jennifer Cihi joins Viz and many voice actors for the weekend which will include Sailor Moon Day, July 5th, which is the day the new Sailor Moon anime’s first episode will be released. Jennifer Cihi, who performed the songs I Wanna Be A Star, My Only Love, Call My Name, It’s a New Day, Carry On, I Want Someone to Love, I Want to Hold Your Hand, The Power Of Love and Who Do You Think You Are? will be performing in the opening ceremonies, in Lounge 21 and will be holding autograph sessions.

Jennifer Cihi

Viz Media’s press release details all that they have planned for the weekend. Saturday July 5th is Sailor Moon Day when most of the events are planned. Starting at 10am is Viz’s Sailor Moon Official Panel where the first two episodes of Viz’s new English dub of Sailor Moon will be premiered. The cast will be revealed for the first time and will be there to answer questions. Attendees also will be able to pick up a premium poster. At 1pm an autograph session for the voice actors from Viz’s new Sailor Moon dub will be taking place in the autograph area. At 2:45pm at Viz Media’s booth, 1601, there will be a photo op with the new voice cast and the official Sailor Guardian Cosplayers from American Cosplay Paradise. At 3:30pm there will be a gathering of Sailor Moon cosplayers in the main events hall. Viz will also be offering a limited premiere event memorial coin at the convention.

Viz Media

In addition to the new Sailor Moon voice cast the original Sailor Moon English DiC/Cloverway voice cast will also be in attendence. As we posted about back in January, the convention will also be playing host to Linda Ballantyne, Sailor Moon, Karen Bernstein, Sailor Mercury, Katie Griffin, Sailor Mars, Susan Roman, Sailor Jupiter, Stephanie Morgenstern, Sailor Venus, Toby Proctor, Tuxedo Mask, Mary Long who voice Molly, Catsy and JunJun, Ron Rubin, Artemis and John Stocker, voice director for the movies and final two seasons. Linda Ballantyne has mentioned via twitter that the original cast autograph session will be at 12:15pm on Friday July 4th with their panel at 3:00pm. It is not yet clear what voice actors, if any, will be reprising their role in the new dub or what new voice actors may be making appearences at the convention.

Fan Fiction The Show Sailor Moon returns to Toronto with Linda Ballantyne and Toby Proctor June 19th

Fan Fiction The Show Sailor Moon

Fan Fiction is returning to Toronto and this time Linda Ballantyne, the voice of Sailor Moon, will be joining Toby Proctor, the voice of Tuxedo Mask, at this comedy special. The show takes place Thursday June 19th at 9:30pm at the Comedy Bar at 945 Bloor St. West in downtown Toronto.

Toby Proctor dressed as Tuxedo Mask for Fan Fiction The Show Sailor Moon

Fan Fiction The Show is a recurring comedy special that consists of a live comedic reading of Fan Fiction of one franchise or another with various comedians playing the parts of characters from these franchises. Fan Fiction The Show Sailor Moon was a great success when it first took place last July and had Toby Proctor dressed up as Tuxedo Mask for his performance. For thoughts on that check out our interview with Toby Proctor at Fan Expo 2013.

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